How to Choose An Everlasting Monument or Memorial

How Our Program Makes Personalizing & Paying For A Memorial Easier.

Ensuring that we are picking out the perfect monument is crucial as it serves as an everlasting memorial of the life that was. It has the ability to tell future generations of your family who the deceased was and just how loved they were by the members of their family.

monumentWhat to Consider Before Purchasing A Monument

Considering how important the investment of a monument is, it is important that you give it as much thought and time as possible. There are several advantages to consider when choosing a monument in advance. To help you make the best possible decision, we’ve put together this handy guide to ensure you are getting the best headstone possible.

1. Selection

By planning in advance, you get the opportunity to personalize your own lasting memorial. Instead of leaving the decisions to someone else, you can make sure the monument can communicate how you want to be remembered.

There are literally hundreds of different designs one could choose from. There are also several different types of stones, colours, designs, and fonts that could combine to create that perfect ever-lasting monument that really speaks to you.

2. Reputation

How long is the monument maker been in business? Are they able to guarantee the quality of the craftsmanship? Do some research and ask about their policies. They should be able to stand behind their work by offering a builders warranty in case of any defects in the material or any issue with the craftsmanship.

3. Price

Historically, prices of monuments increase 5 to 10 percent every 1 to 3 years. Therefore, the best time to buy is in the present.

Also, there are several factors that go into determining the total cost of a monument. A flat market on the ground for instance will cost thousands less than an upright monument. The colour and quality of the stone fill as well as the level of difficulty in craftsmanship can also cause the price to vary greatly. When you work with our professionals, you will be able to better determine price and what’s available in your range.

4. Cemetery

It’s important to discuss with the cemetery to find out what kind of monuments and markers are accepted. Some may only allow flat markers, whereas others will allow upright monuments. If you know the cemetery you’d prefer, contact them to make sure they will allow the monument you plan to purchase.

Benefits Of Purchasing A Monument In Advance

The family members of the deceased would want the monument to reflect the beliefs, ideals, and be able to capture the essence of the person who passed on.

When their loved one is able to provide input to the final version of the monument, it takes much pressure off the family when making design choices. This method of purchasing a memorial in advance can make the process considerably less emotional or traumatic.

One can also make decisions like being buried next to their loved one and creating a new monument to be placed together.

In addition, purchasing a monument in advance can save hundreds if not thousands of dollars. When you purchase a monument today, you are protecting yourself from the inflated cost of 5 or 10 years in the future. Additionally, you have more time to reflect on your decision and weigh out your options.

Take Advantage Of Our Monument Program

Through our monument company partners, we are able to pick out the perfect monument in advance, that also fits your budget as well as your tastes.

A monument is everlasting, so take the time and make the right decisions ahead of time with our team of professional consultants. For more information how you can pick out the perfect monument for you or someone you love, please contact the professionals at the Final Needs Planning ProgramTM.


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